Catskill, New York
Local living
23 August 2019 06:39AM
John Isaacs


“We’re becoming nesting lesbians,” Erika Nakamura half-joked, smiling at her wife, Jocelyn Guest, across the kitchen counter of a friend’s weekend home in Hudson, N.Y. “We prefer to socialize at home, so we’re like, ‘Come to the country!’” It’s not exactly a hard sell: Nakamura and Guest, 39 and 35 respectively, are a team of butchers who recently ran White Gold on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and have now created a line of sausages as part of their new company, J&E Small Goods. “In Australia and New Zealand,” Nakamura said, “‘small goods’ are added-value meat products. In the States, people are like, ‘Oh, that’s so hipster to call it small goods!’ But it’s actually an appropriate term: We can do knives and cutting boards, make it more of a lifestyle brand.” The couple moved from New York City to the town of Goldens Bridge, N.Y., last year, in anticipation of the birth of their daughter, Nina, who is now almost 10 months old — and they quickly adapted to the extra space, proximity to close friends and entertaining opportunities that decision afforded them. …”

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